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One Year Ago Today – Walking With The Wounded Reached The South Pole

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It was one year ago today that Alexander Skarsgard and the Walking With The Wounded Team reached the South Pole after their epic  trek across some of the world’s hardest terrain. The initial 3 competing teams,  including 12 injured servicemen and women, along with Alexander, Prince Harry and Dominic West, merged together mid-trek for safety reasons and crossed the finishing line all together,

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Alexander Skarsgard South Pole Trip Stripped Down Photo

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New photos of Alexander Skarsgard and his team mates for Walking with the Wounded have surfaced. Yes Alex stripped down again! Huge thanks to santress for the find and to Eonline for the article!

In a new recently released photo from his South Pole charity trek back in December, the super-sexy True Blood hunk strips down again to celebrate his team’s journey across Antarctica for Walking With the Wounded.

In the photo, which was taken on Dec. 13, 2013, Skarsgård stands in the snow in only tiny black briefs, boots and a hat (check out those abs and pecs!). On his face he wears a fake yellow beard and sunglasses.

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Meanwhile, the 37-year-old actor’s Team Noom Coach teammates sport similar stripped-down costumes with underwear, fake beards and hats. The gang all stand together for the chilly photo op.

The whole team carried beards with them during the 200-kilometer trek to provide lighthearted entertainment when morale was low during the arduous journey.

Walking With the Wounded South Pole 2013 Success!

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Expedition HQ received a phone call at 13:25GMT to confirm that the Virgin Money UK ‪#‎SouthPole2013‬ teams arrived at the South Pole at 12:48 GMT, Fri 13 Dec – a day considered unlucky for some, but a monumental day for all the team members involved: Team Noom Coach, Team Glenfiddich and Team Soldier On – Helping our Wounded Warriors Soldier On / Sans Limites

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Send your CONGRATULATIONS and continue to show your support by MAKING A DONATION to help fund the re-training and re-education of our wounded servicemen and women:http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/southpole2013/

Prince Harry and Ivan in the photo below:

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Close up of the united photo (Alex is directly behind the South Pole globe)

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Walking With the Wounded Polar Trek 2013 Photos

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Photos of the South Pole Allied team were posted by Walking with the Wounded. The teams are all working together now in their challenge to raise money for wounded veterans.

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Alexander Skarsgard helping Ivan with his skis (Ivan is one of the wounded veterans- he lost his eyesight)

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Love seeing Alex supporting this amazing cause!
Here is the link to donate and support Alexander Skarsgard in the polar trek:
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Walking With the Wounded UPDATE Race Suspended

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A new update from Walking With the Wounded-

On Day 5 of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge, as the teams arrived at their first Checkpoint, it became obvious that underneath the concrete determination of all the team members, the harsh reality of the Antarctic was starting to take its toll.

With the safety of all those involved at the forefront of Expedition Director, Ed Parker‘s mind, the following decision has been made going forward for the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge:   Continue reading

Alexander Skarsgard Photo Day 3 Walking With The Wounded

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New photograph of Alexander Skarsgard from Day 3 of his polar trek with Walking With the Wounded. Good luck to all the teams! I’ll be updating this post with more images in the gallery. Photo source WWTW FB page.

Here’s the link to the interactive map showing the teams and their progress. (looks like Team Noom/USA is first right now) MAP

Here is the Day 4 update of how far they have walked:

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Here is the link to donate and support Alexander Skarsgard in the polar trek:
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Here’s an update from Ed Parker after Day 3:

 

Ed Parker, Team Noom Coach, updates the voice diary on day three and talks about how the teams are progressing in the race and how they manage to stay warm over night in Antarctic temperatures.

“Good evening, it’s Ed Parker from Team Noom Coach, end of Day 3. The US Team has done just about exactly the same distance as yesterday: 21.7 miles. We find ourselves camping this evening right next to the Commonwealth team, who’ve had a good day. They started 3 kilometers behind us and have managed to catch up during the day. But very nice to see them this evening. The Brits are still up front and going well. The weather’s still very very nice but the, the terrain is really really hard. Sastrugi all day long, which just takes it out of your legs a bit, and a real challenge for Ivan. But we’re getting there. We’re all pretty knackered. It’s been a long day but we’re now putting up our tents. The extraordinary thing about the tents here is because of the sun the radiation and the 24 hour daylight. The inside of the tents are really lovely and warm, and so actually at night these extraordinary sleeping bags we’ve got are rather over the top. It can get a little hot, rather in contrast to the rest of the day when we’re out skiing. But all is going well. We hope people are following what we’re up to and we are very much looking forward to reaching our goal in I hope 10 or 11 days. Many thanks. Bye.”

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Walking With The Wounded Team US Training With Alexander Skarsgard

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Walking with the Wounded site posted a new article today discussing their training with Alexander Skarsgard. Excerpt below:

We arrived in Malibu at a beautiful horse ranch, owned by Inge’s friend Klaus. It was at this ranch we met for the first time the newest, and final, addition to WWTW Team US; actor Alexander Skarsgard.

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What a great complement to our team! I am even more confident that we have a winning combination now.

That morning we all sat for breakfast and then embarked on a four hour hike up some California switchbacks. Alex immediately connected with each and every member on the team during the hike. On our way back, we accidently trespassed onto Klaus’ neighbor’s property. He seemed a bit upset… we did our best to reason with him, but got nowhere… so Mark threw out the typical excuse… ”The blind guy was leading the hike!” Blame it on the blind guy. I always have to take the fall, however, if I’m honest, I never did like those no trespassing signs.

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It must have worked, as we managed to leave the property unscathed!!! However, no shortcuts for Team US…. we had strict orders to retreat in the direction we came.

This past weekend in LA was a great experience for Team U.S. It gave us another chance to bond and continue to experience and gain knowledge in each others strengths and weaknesses. I always appreciated my team coming together and acting as my guide during these training sessions.

In closing, I believe the US team is shaping up nicely! We are dynamic. We all bring certain strength that makes it quite unique.

Now that we have Alex to complete our team I am confident we are on our way. Alex is genuine, easy to talk to, and displayed his willingness to be a team player. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and was eager to train in order to be an asset… and an asset he will be as he is in excellent physical condition!

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Next up, Norway. I am looking forward to meeting up with all the teams!

SOURCE: Walking With The Wounded